Do I Need an HVAC Inspection before buying/selling a home?

When you purchase a home, you have a home inspector come out and thoroughly go through everything and give you a report on the home’s structure, the appliances, the windows, etc. But one thing a home inspector will not do is a thorough analysis of how well the heating and cooling system works. They will make sure it’s set correctly and blows cold and warm air. If it doesn’t, they note it on the report.

That’s where a licensed HVAC contractor comes in. Universal Heating & Air technicians will give you an honest assessment of the system and options for getting the system back up to the manufacturer’s specifications. Maybe a capacitor is low. Perhaps the suction line needs some insulation. Maybe the inducer motor is drawing higher than normal amps. We perform just as many inspections for home buyers as we do home sellers.